Usher Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher).

List of People with Surname Usher

Based on our public records, there are a total of 2,677 people with the surname Usher. Among these people surnamed Usher, there are approximately 568 distinct names, with an average of 4 people who share the same name. John Usher, James Usher and William Usher are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Usher, with 69, 68 and 56 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Georgia has the most people surnamed Usher, with a total of 324 people, and there are a total of 199 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Usher, with a total of 300 people and an average of 194 distinct names.